P.E.I. dairy farmer supporters rally over Trans-Pacific Partnership
Trans-Pacific Partnership close to a draft deal
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a broad-ranging trade deal, currently being negotiated amongst 12 Pacific Rim countries.
Dairy farmers are concerned about how the deal could affect supply management, which limits what dairy farmers can produce, but also protects prices.
Shea told the gathered farmers not to pay attention to speculation about what is in the trade deal.
"The government remains absolutely committed to making sure we preserve our system of supply management through these trade negotiations," she told the rally.
There are reports a draft deal for the TPP is very close to being approved.